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Used Alfa Romeo Wiper Motor Relays
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About Wiper Motor Relays
The wiper motor switch operates with a Alfa Romeo wiper motor relay which functions to open or close the electrical circuit. The wiper motor relay basically acts as an ON/OFF voltage control switch, by closing or opening the contacts that provide voltage to the wiper motor, and works when the wipers are turned on.
The Alfa Romeo wiper motor relay will be housed in the relay box, usually found underneath the dashboard. The relay connects to the car's battery, as well as connecting to the specific part that the relay is functioning, in this case the wiper motor. The wiper motor relay uses an electromagnet to mechanically operate the wiper motor switch. The relay is made up of a coiled wire which is attached to a strong magnetic base, such as iron, which generates a magnetic field when the electric current flows through it, which activates the wiper motor switch and either opens or closes the connection. The relay has a hinged mechanism which enables the switch to move, which either starts or stops the current to the motor.
When the wiper motor switch is activated by the driver via the controls on the wiper stalk switch, the wiper motor relay allows an electric current to flow to the wiper motor. The copper winding in the wiper motor picks up this current causing the electricity to move through the wiring. The electricity moving through the cooper wire creates a circular magnetic field. It is this magnetic energy which generates the force to power the cylinder in the motor and makes it spin. The spinning cylinder creates the energy needed to power the motor which in turn powers the wiper mechanism. When the wipers have been set to the off position on the wiper stalk switch, the wiper motor switch, with the action of the wiper motor relay, is designed to interrupt the flow of current from the battery to the wiper motor. The wiper motor switch controls the levels or voltage of the current flowing to the motor, to enable the different speed settings which can be chosen by the driver. When a slow or medium speed setting is selected by the driver, when the motor has reached the necessary speed for the chosen setting, the wiper motor switch, with the mechanism of the motor relay, activates or deactivates according to the rotating speed of the motor. The windscreen wiper arms are programmed to automatically return to the park position when the wipers have been switched to off, which means they will not obstruct the driver's view when not in use. The controller for intermittent wiper mode is often built into the wiper motor switch and managed by the wiper motor relay.
Faults can occur with the electrical contacts, relay coil and wiring. The connections can overheat and corrode. Moisture can also seep inside the relay which can compromise the proper functioning of the wiper motor relay. It is important when replacing the wiper motor relay that you buy a part that will be compatible with the make and model of your vehicle. Buying the Alfa Romeo wiper motor relay will guarantee you get the right component that is designed specifically for the make and model of your car.
Alfa Romeo trivia
- The first-ever F1 driver’s championship happened in 1950, and it was won by Giuseppe Farina thanks to the lightning-quick Alfa Romeo he was in. A history of Grand Prix racing served Alfa Romeo well for that first Formula 1 race, but they stopped being involved in the competition back in 1988 until making a return in 2019.
- In the 1960s, Alfa Romeo shifted their designs and started manufacturing a line of more luxurious models. One of the most popular was the Alfa Romeo 2600, one of which was even owned by the Pope.
- Due to tax shenanigans, the very first Alfa-branded car was named the 24HP, even though it came with a 25 horsepower 4.1-litre engine. It was quick and could do a satisfying 62mph, despite having wooden spoke wheels.
- One of the most famous onscreen appearances of an Alfa Romeo was in the James Bond film Octopussy when the superspy stole a graphite GTV6. The car brand shows up again in Quantum of Solace, racing against Bond’s Aston Martin.
- The Alfa Romeo logo has some really weird imagery. There are dashes of the Milanese coat of arms, and a terrifying picture of a snake eating a man. That image comes from the Visconti family crest, who used to rule Milan.